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Giving the Devil His Due

Giving the Devil His Due

With Mark Waid’s relaunch of DAREDEVIL currently reaping all kinds of well-deserved critical acclaim, it seems like a perfect time to look back at where it all began for Marvel’s Man Without Fear, and take a quick look at how things have changed over the years. Daredevil first appeared in April 1964 in the pages […]

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Who Asked You, Anyway, the 2011 Edition

Greetings, culture lovers. As I write this, I’m smack in the middle of what seems like the first real vacation for your humble professor in years and years. However, because I’m too neurotic to break “The Streak” (every Wednesday since 2003, don’t you know), I’m putting aside the figgy pudding and leftover turkey sandwiches for […]

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Bird Man? Really?

One of the best things about early Daredevil was the absolutely insane villains Stan was coming up with. Like, say, Bird Man and Cat Man.   You can read more about the issue by clicking here.

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She Always Called Them Funnybooks

Editor’s Note: This week’s column is going to be something of a departure, so please bear with us, or else meet us back here next week for a return to the usual fare. So I lost my mom this week. My mother, Diane Ruth Tipton, passed away early Halloween morning after battling esophageal cancer for […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.